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John J. Flanagan
John Flanagan.jpg
New York Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
State Assembly
1987 - 2003
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of William and Mary
J.D.Touro Law School
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1961
Place of birthSelden, NY
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John J. Flanagan (b. May 7, 1961) is a Republican member of the New York State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the Senate in 2003.

Flanagan served in the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 2003. In 1994 he was Deputy Minority Whip.

Biography

Flanagan earned his BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1983 and a JD from Touro Law School in 1990. In his professional life, Flanagan is an attorney for Forchelli, Curto, Schwartz, Mineo, Carlino, & Cohn LLP. [1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Flanagan served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Codes
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Finance
Higher Education
Insurance
Judiciary
Rules
Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flanagan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Flanagan served on these committees:

Issues


John Flanagan discusses the budget[2]

Campaign themes

2010

Flanagan's senate website highlighted several main issues:

  • Budget Reform: "An outspoken critic of late state budgets, Senator Flanagan has consistently argued for budget reforms that will improve New York's financial health while preventing burdensome tax increases. "
  • Tax Relief: "Senator Flanagan also led the fight for the adoption and implementation of the STAR Rebate Program in 2006, which delivered billions to New York State homeowners before being eliminated in 2009, and continues to fight for the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax."
  • School Funding: "A staunch supporter of education, Senator Flanagan currently serves as the Ranking Republican Member of the Education Committee and a constant voice for Long Island schools who has a long history of fighting to make sure that his constituents get their fair share of state aid to reduce class size and to protect property taxpayers...he has also expanded funding for pre-kindergarten programs, made college more affordable by maintaining funding for New York State's tuition assistance program and also has been supportive of the college savings programs that allow for tax-free savings and increased deductions for future college tuition payments."
  • Public Safety: "A strong proponent of safety on Long Island waterways, he successfully worked to lower the legal blood alcohol level for boating while intoxicated to .08 and successfully fought to increase the penalties faced by those who operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs... Senator Flanagan successfully fought to require the Department of Environmental Conservation to disclose more information concerning toxic spills to the general public on its web site...He has worked to increase public protection by successfully expanding public access to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, requiring lifetime registration for sexual predators and ending the statute of limitations for rapists."

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Flanagan ran in the 2012 election for New York State Senate District 2. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Conservative Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Flanagan defeated Errol D. Toulon, Jr. (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New York State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn J. Flanagan Incumbent 67.6% 79,784
     Democratic Errol D. Toulon, Jr. 32.4% 38,322
Total Votes 118,106

2010

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2010

Flanagan was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary. He defeated Ira Bernstein (D) in the November 2 general election.[5] In addition to his slot on the Republican ticket, Flanagan is running as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State and Conservative Party.

New York State Senate, General Election Results, District 2 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Flanagan (R) 61,842
Ira Bernstein (D) 26,750

2008

On November 4, 2008 John J. Flanagan won re-election to the New York State Senate, District 2 with 82,977 votes.

Flanagan raised $457,721 for his campaign.[6]

New York State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John J. Flanagan (R) 82,977
Michael J. DePaoli (D) 43,337

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Listed below are the largest contributors to Flanagan's 2010 campaign.[7]

New York State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John J. Flanagan's campaign in 2010
Wine Way Inc$10,000
Association of Proprietary Colleges$6,500
Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association$6,350
Thatched Cottage Caterers$5,000
James Simons$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $239,484

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to John J. Flanagan's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East $15,000
CMTE To Reelect Senator Joseph Bruno $9,500
222 Middle Country Road LLC $9,500
Health Care Association of New York State $8,750
New York State United Teachers $8,500

Personal

Flanagan and his wife Lisa have three children.

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